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Catalano & Carpenter LLP
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
I became an attorney to help people; to help you and your family. I became a criminal defense / DWI defense attorney specifically to defend and enforce your Constitutional rights against the lopsided and inherently unfair criminal justice system which still regularly arrests, prosecutes and convicts innocent people.
It's not my job to assist the prosecution in convicting you. It's my job to make sure that the government does its job properly and legally. Whether you're guilty or innocent makes no difference to me. All that matters to me is that you get the best defense and representation I can provide to you in your particular case.
In order to provide that representation I believe it's critical to go beyond the formal attorney/client relationship and develop a personal understanding of each and every client; I want to know your background, about your family, your friends, whether you like or hate your job and your boss, and, most importantly, your side of the story. My first goal with every client is to ensure that you feel that you have had the opportunity to tell me everything that you want to tell me by the end of our very first consultation. And, of course, I'm always ready to listen if you think of something after. Open communication between you and your attorney is absolutely necessary.
I have been an attorney in the Hudson Valley my entire career and am proud to have represented and assisted its residents since my admission to practice law in 2007. During my years here I have
established a solid reputation throughout the legal community as an honest, effective and civil advocate for all of my clients. My knowledge and experience in criminal law and DWI defense has resulted in several invitations from bar associations to lecture at various Continuing Legal Education events instructing other attorneys in the art and science of criminal and DWI defense.
I am a graduate of Syracuse University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law. In addition to criminal defense and DWI defense, I also provide legal services in areas of Vehicle and Traffic Law (traffic tickets), Family Law, Divorce, Real Estate and Personal Injury matters.